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Virtue & Vice - Lies

Discover how English proverbs like "half the truth is often a whole lie" and "liars need good memories" depict lies in English.

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it needs a hundred lies to cover a single lie
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used to suggest that lies are not only unethical but can also be difficult to keep track of, as they often require further lies to maintain the illusion of truth
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a lie has no legs
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used to imply that lies have no foundation or support to stand on, and will eventually be exposed or disproved
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ask no questions and hear no lies
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used to suggest that sometimes it's better to remain ignorant in order to avoid falsehoods or unpleasant truths
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half the truth is often a whole lie
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used to emphasize that intentionally withholding important or relevant information can be just as deceptive and harmful as telling an outright lie
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liars need good memories
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used to imply that lying can be difficult to sustain over time, as those who lie must have a good memory to keep track of their falsehoods and maintain consistency in their story
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one lie makes many
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used to imply that telling a lie can lead to a chain of lies and deceit, as it often requires additional lies or cover-ups to maintain the initial falsehood
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a lie can travel (halfway) around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes
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used to warn that false information can cause harm or damage even if they are later proven to be untrue, emphasizing the need to be cautious about believing or spreading unverified information
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